Tuition & Financial Aid

Scholarships

Students are eligible to receive a merit scholarship and two additional scholarships only. They must also remain in good academic standing for renewal of any scholarships and awards received.

Cedar Crest Scholarship

A full-tuition scholarship awarded to one first-year traditional student who is the winner of our annual Scholarship Competition**. Additional scholarship money awarded to finalists.

$35,000* per year; 3.0 GPA required for renewal
*Based on 2015-2016 annual full-time tuition fee. Scholarship covers full-time tuition minus any additional grants or outside scholarships and supercedes any other Cedar Crest money.

**Requirements to participate in the competition: must be admitted to Cedar Crest and have a 3.2 GPA and a 1030 (Critical Reading + Math) SAT Score or 22 ACT Score or higher.

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are awarded to traditional, full-time first-year students based on academic criteria, including but not limited to high school grade point average (GPA), SAT or ACT scores, class rank, and Raise.me.

Presidential Scholarship
$20,000 per year, 2.5 GPA required for renewal

Trustee Scholarship
$18,000 per year, 2.5 GPA required for renewal

Founders Scholarship
$16,000 per year, 2.5 GPA required for renewal

Dean’s Scholarship
$14,000 per year, 2.25 GPA required for renewal

High School Achievement Scholarship
$12,000 per year, 2.25 GPA required for renewal

Talent Award

$1,500 per year for up to four years;
Must follow department’s criteria for renewal
*Student can receive only one talent award.
Scholarships are awarded in art, communication, dance, forensic speech, mathematics, theatre, technical theatre and literature & writing; interviews and auditions for each scholarship are held for first-year full-time traditional students during the spring prior to enrollment.

Latina Leadership Partner Scholarship

$5,000 per year for up to four years
Must remain in good academic standing for renewal

Awarded to traditional, full-time first-year or transfer Lehigh Valley Latino students in partnership with the Latino Leadership Alliance of the Lehigh Valley. Two applicants are chosen each year. Award is based on record of academic excellence and leadership.
To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must complete a scholarship application.

Deadline to apply is February10th.

Girl Scout Scholarships

(cannot be combined with the raise.me program, or other community service scholarships offered by Cedar Crest College)
Deadline to apply is February 10th

Application

GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT
$5,000 per year for up to four years
Must remain in good academic standing for renewal

Awarded to one student that has received their Girl Scout Gold Award in the previous four years and has a high school or college GPA of 3.5 or better.
Applicants are required to provide documentation of receipt of the Gold Award.

GIRL SCOUT INVOLVEMENT
$1,000 per year for up to four years
Must remain in good academic standing for renewal

Awarded to up to five students that have been an active Girl Scout for at least two years in grades 9-12.

Applicants are required to submit a 250 word essay and provide documentation of Girl Scout Membership.

Girl Scout Scholarship Application

Heritage Award

$2,000 per year for up to four years
Must remain in good academic standing for renewal
Awarded to traditional, full-time first-year students whose parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle is a graduate of a Cedar Crest College undergraduate degree program.

Sibling Award

$2,000 per year for up to four years
Must remain in good academic standing for renewal
Awarded to full-time traditional siblings concurrently enrolled at Cedar Crest during the regular academic year (fall/spring).

Note: for the Heritage and Sibling Awards, students must notify the Admissions Office prior to their acceptance in order to receive these awards.

 

 


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Transfer Student Scholarships

Awarded to transfer students based on their cumulative transfer GPA from all transfer institutions. The Presidential, Trustee, and Founders Scholarships are automatically renewed each year provided the student maintains a 2.5 cumulative GPA and retains a full-time student status.

Presidential Scholarship
$11,000, 3.5 – 4.0 cumulative GPA

Trustee Scholarship
$9,000, 3.3 – 3.49 cumulative GPA

Founders Scholarship
$7,000, 3.0 – 3.29 cumulative GPA

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
$4,000, issued to members of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges. To be eligible, the student must have completed 24 transferable credit hours, and plan to enroll as a traditional full-time student at Cedar Crest College. The student must enroll at Cedar Crest immediately following the two-year college. Proof of induction (certificate of induction) must be submitted to Admissions prior to matriculation at Cedar Crest College in order to receive scholarship.

Questions?

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Student Financial Services
610-606-4602
financialservices@cedarcrest.edu